Hello family and friends!
If you don't already know me, I'm Evie Combs, and I'm 16 years old. This winter I auditioned for A Cappella Academy, a 10-day vocal camp held in Los Angeles. Only a small handful of applicants are admitted worldwide, so when I was officially accepted I was beyond honored and overjoyed to be invited to attend this magical camp with an estimated 80 other vocalists!
If you would like to see my audition video, here is the link!https://youtu.be/5-h5GF6QQ98
A little bit about A Cappella Academy and why I'm so thrilled about the opportunity to attend:
For last 6 years I've been profoundly inspired (and borderline obsessed!!) with the multi Grammy-award-winning a cappella group, Pentatonix. Then, this past summer, I discovered that one of the members of the group, Avi Kaplan, co-founded a summer camp in LA for aspiring teenage vocalists/musicians, and I just knew I had to find a way to attend!
Here's a quick snippet about the history of the academy from their website:"A Cappella Academy co-founder, Avi Kaplan had a simple idea: to create a summer camp where talented young musicians could come to learn and share his love of vocal music. Seeing the prophetic tweet, Sing-Off arrangers Robert Dietz and Ben Bram immediately reached out to Avi and joined his effort to make the camp a reality.The plot of land has become a college campus, and the log cabin has become classrooms and dormitories, but the dream remains the same: to build a family, learning and working together to create world class a cappella music." http://acappellacademy.org
I truly believe that attending A Cappella Academy will help me grow in SO many ways as a vocalist, as a professional performer, as a writer, as a musician, and as an individual!
And this is where you come in. :)
Tuition for camp is $1,995 which includes lodging and food (it does not include airfare to and from LA and Atlanta). My goal is to hopefully raise enough money to attend camp without putting any financial strain on my family. The smallest amount goes a long way, and if you aren't able to donate anything, no worries! Just SHARING this page alone to spread the word would be greatly appreciated and oh so helpful! :)
The fundraising deadline is March 31st, so please help me reach my goal by then!
Thank you SO much for any financial help and/or spreading of the word that you're able to do for me!